Operational Technology

Video capture virtual reality as a flexible and effective rehabilitation tool


Authors: Patrice L Weiss, Debbie Rand, Noomi Katz and Rachel Kizony

Published by: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Published: 2004

Video capture virtual reality (VR) uses a video camera and software to track movement in a single plane without the need to place markers on specific bodily locations. The user's image is thereby embedded within a simulated environment such that it is possible to interact with animated graphics in a completely natural manner. Although this technology first became available more than 25 years ago, it is only within the past five years that it has been applied in rehabilitation. The objective of this article is to describe the way this technology works, to review its assets relative to other VR platforms, and to provide an overview of some of the major studies that have evaluated the use of video capture technologies for rehabilitation.

Category: Connected Health Future Trends & Possibilies International Perspectives Operational Technology Virtual Environments

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

The Smart House for Older Persons and Persons With Physical Disabilities: Structure, Technology Arrangements, and Perspectives


 Smart houses are considered a good alternative for the independent life of older persons and persons with disabilities. Numerous intelligent devices, embedded into the home environment, can provide the resident with both movement assistance and 24-h health monitoring. Modern home-installed systems tend to be not only physically versatile in functionality but also emotionally human-friendly, i.e., they may be able to perform their functions without disturbing the user and without causing him/her any pain, inconvenience, or movement restriction, instead possibly providing him/her with comfort and pleasure. Through an extensive survey, this paper analyzes the building blocks of smart houses, with particular attention paid to the health monitoring subsystem as an important component, by addressing the basic requirements of various sensors implemented from both research and clinical perspectives. The paper will then discuss some important issues of the future development of an intelligent residential space with a human-friendly health monitoring functional system.

Category: Operational Technology Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

The Social and Psychological Aspects of Smart Home Technology within the Care Sector


Author: Guy Dewsbury 

Published By: Scottish Centre of Environmental Design Research (SEARCH)

Published On: August 2005


The observations within this paper stem from undertaking a number of workshops and consultations on the use of Smart Home Technology within the social care field. Within these consultations, certain common themes evolved from the discussions that the author attempts to address herein. Most frequently, the issues centered on the relationship between technology and the person with disabilities.

Category: Operational Technology Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago